Category Archives: book arts

Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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Parcel post

I sent off some things in the mail this week. The big job was preparing an order for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Some of you may remember this jar. I wrote about Thank Your Lucky Stars on May … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2017

The holiday season tends to throw one’s regular schedule off track (especially if one writes 25 posts in a month) but I have been trying to get things a bit closer to normal. I have been occupied this week with … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Eleven and two star books

Time for another venture back into the book arts: star books. These are two star books closed: Many readers will recognise the form. You can find instructions for this in many places on the internet (like here and here): my … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Ten and some quilt star cards

One of the places that stars are used for designs is in quilting. There are all-over designs that form a star and there are individual blocks that are stars. Layouts from the latter can be used to make greeting cards.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Three and a mini star book

Today’s star first appeared on this blog as a DIY book/star on July 7, 2015. Rather than write out the instructions over again, I will just quote from that post. The pages shown in the illustration will look different from … Continue reading

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Teaser

It’s the time of year for celebratory gift giving in many cultures, and I traditionally give my readers something. Last year’s gift was a DIY Christmas accordion book. I will be celebrating 20,000 views for the year shortly (just over … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Diane de Bournazel

A selection of one-of-a-kind artist’s books by Diane de Bournazel will be on display in Paris at the Salon du livre ancien, salle Olympe de Gouges from November 24th to 26th, then at the Librairie Solstices Rare Books from November … Continue reading

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Still Sorting (but actually getting some work done)

The interminable process continues: I am working on clearing my work surfaces bit by bit. Things that are work-related but have no specific home in the house got piled on my two work benches while I was clearing other parts … Continue reading

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Printing and Packing and Other Stuff

Much of my work time for the past week was spent on the annual Beeston calendar. By Thursday afternoon all thirty one had been printed, cut to size (by David with the help of Ko-Ko), and wrapped. I decided to … Continue reading

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